From Denny: Wow! Did you know that runoff from the Andean mountain range's glaciers provides as much as 80% of the drinking water for the population? Scary thought to figure out that is all melting away right now. What will be the future of this country? They use a lot of hydroelectric energy to power businesses and homes.
What's next when your source of energy, agriculture and Life itself is melting away at an alarming rate? Will these people be forced out of their country over the next century and migrate north? How many large populations will be forced to find new homes like in Peru? India is already faced with moving 20 million people out of Bangladesh because of flooding and crop failures from rising waters as a result of glacial melt.
It seems like since this story was aired back in December that there are more stories like this where climate change is adversely affecting huge populations around the globe.
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